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DarioV reviewed Immortal Hulk #2 Jul 18, 2018
8.0

With issue #2, I'm definitely in for the ride. This episode had a very smart idea at its core, the grieving thing, and some intense moments. The art has also improved.

I still feel that the problems of the series are the vagueness in what happened between Banner's supposed death and the present, and some not-so-fresh or innovative ideas, like Bruce's internal struggle with the Hulk and more

Immortal Hulk #2

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 4, 2018

A random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up...belongs to the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+

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DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #1 Jul 16, 2018
7.5

Definitely a start that makes me hope for a better run than Slott's, but it still has a lot to work on to be great. For the nth time, Peter is down on his luck, no money, yadda yadda. Low quality jokes, check. Back in love with MJ, which will last for like 5 issues as usual? Check. Feeling bad for not being able to fulfill Uncle Ben's words? CHECK. The art style comes from the man who drew "Invinc more

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 11, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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DarioV reviewed Immortal Hulk #1 Jun 11, 2018
6.5

Not a terrible issue, but I don't think it's that amazing either: the idea behind the comic is as old as the Hulk itself, and it has no shame in admitting that, but it also doesn't feel as riveting or clever as it might seem because of it. Dialogues are pretty poor and this new turn from Hulk needs loads of explanations. Art is decent, but nothing too crazy except for some Hulk expressions near th more

Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 6, 2018

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DarioV rated Doomsday Clock #5 Jun 1, 2018
8.5

Doomsday Clock #5

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 30, 2018

The Comedian lives! The Mime and Marionette loose in Gotham City! Rorschach is locked in the bowels of Arkham Asylum! Secrets will be revealed as the Doomsday Clock ticks on...

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DarioV reviewed Black Panther #1 May 29, 2018
8.5

A great way to introduce a new chapter in T'Challa's story. It is not even clear IF the protagonist is T'Challa himself (and the same can be said for M'Baku and the others), but the storytelling, favoring silence over excessive explanations, makes it an emotional and definitely intriguing read. Only negative note: it reminds me way too much of "Black Bolt", which came out just a year ago.

Black Panther #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: May 23, 2018

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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DarioV dropped Avengers (2018) from their pull list May 19, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarioV added Venom (2018) to their pull list May 17, 2018

Venom (2018)

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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DarioV added Justice League: No Justice to their pull list May 17, 2018

Justice League: No Justice

DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the pl...

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DarioV dropped Black Bolt from their pull list May 17, 2018

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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DarioV dropped Defenders (2017) from their pull list May 17, 2018

Defenders (2017)

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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DarioV dropped Captain America (2017) from their pull list May 17, 2018

Captain America (2017)

HOME OF THE BRAVE  Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins - and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation - and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he's faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

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DarioV added Avengers (2018) to their pull list May 17, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarioV reviewed Avengers #2 May 17, 2018
7.5

This comic is on the verge between a mediocre, common Avengers story and something much bigger and potentially important. Only time will be able to tell, for now we need to wait and see I guess, as some aspects are too cliche and nostalgia-oriented (Loki for instance), while others seem groundbreaking (the Avengers of the past and their connection to the current events).

Avengers #2

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 16, 2018

• Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth...
•  Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies...
•  ...while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
•  And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hu...

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DarioV reviewed Venom #1 May 12, 2018
9.0

I had no intention to pick up this book until I was informed of its creative team. And, I gotta say, Cates is a genius. Not because of the story itself (which is great anyway) but because he can make something good out of a clear exploitation comic, born solely because of the upcoming movie. It looks like the plot intends to touch a huge scale for the history of symbiotes, and its grim, mysterious more

Venom #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 9, 2018

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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mrDovydas reviewed Venom #1 May 9, 2018
9.0

I never cared about Venom that much to pick up the main book. I've tried the Remender's and Bunn's runs in TPBs after they were done, I've tried the Costa's run to no avail , as it was awful at times. But seeing that this time it's going to be run by Cates and Stegman, it was a no brainer to try at least the first couple issues, as these two are some of my favourites in the industry. And what a sh more

Venom #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 9, 2018

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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Face Puller - May 9, 2018

Cates and Aaron are the future.

DarioV reviewed Justice League: No Justice #1 May 9, 2018
8.5

Well, well... Snyder was tasked with taking Prime Earth more in a New Earth direction, and I must say he doesn't disappoint here. Every character is well characterized, fun to read and the teams are sure to bring interesting dynamics. Manapul's art is also very good, adjusting so well to the cosmic scale of the tale. What I'm not sure about is already hitting us with a multiversal threat, since we more

Justice League: No Justice #1

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: May 9, 2018

DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the pl...

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DarioV reviewed The Mighty Thor #705 May 3, 2018
9.0

What a beautiful, beautiful comic. It still amazes me how stupid it is for a superhero to die of cancer in the Marvel universe, since people survive any kind of much worse fates, but it actually worked on an emotional level, especially in this issue. Every panel is a true work of art, the bloody fight with the Mangog is extremely intense and the last moments of Jane Foster are poetic and moving.

The Mighty Thor #705

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Mar 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rendin...

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DarioV reviewed Avengers #1 May 3, 2018
7.0

Nothing particularly amazing, although the idea of dead Celestials raining down on Earth is kinda clean and ominous. It seems too early to judge the overall set-up, as many threads are unconnected for now, but I'll definitely check out the next few issues to understand more of what's going on. The dialogues were maybe too prone to comedy (MCU style), while the art was at times beautiful, at times more

Avengers #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 2, 2018

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarioV reviewed DC Nation #0 May 2, 2018
7.0

Joker Story: super creepy, super fun, super good. King at his best and the art was terrifying at times.

Supes story: gets up to speed people who weren't following (like me) and the new threat looks promising, if not especially unique. Bendis's writing looks fine. Art kinda sucks.

No Justice story: not even one month after the stupid-ass Dark Nights: Metal, here we are back a more

DC Nation #0

By: Tom King, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 2, 2018

These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic ...

DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #798 May 1, 2018
8.5

If last issue was the setting of the stage, this one blew up everything Peter has been building in the last few weeks, shattering once again his hopes for a "normal" life. Osborn as the Red Goblin is more menacing than ever and the final gambit at the end of the issue is pretty interesting!

Immonen's art is awesome as usual.

Amazing Spider-Man #798

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Apr 4, 2018

  GO DOWN SWINGING Part 2
•  Dan Slott's final SPIDER-MAN story continues!
•  The GREEN GOBLIN HAS RETURNED - and he's exacting his ultimate revenge not only on SPIDER-MAN, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves!
•  Norman Osborn's offering NO QUARTER, an ultimatum that threatens to finish PETER PARKER once and for all!

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DarioV reviewed Venomized #1 Apr 29, 2018
6.5

Overexplanatory, with bad to average dialogues and cliche mechanics, but the overall idea is interesting and tempts me to keep reading regardless.

Art is OK.

Venomized #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 4, 2018

  VENOMIZED Part 1
The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target...THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote - and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and ...

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DarioV reviewed The Walking Dead #153 Apr 27, 2018
8.0

A free Negan is a fun Negan. I can't wait to see where the story takes him next, and I really hope he survives this storyline as well.
Overall, talkie issue, not much else of consequence happens, but the dialogues are still on point.

The Walking Dead #153

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Apr 6, 2016

Heavy hangs the head.

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DarioV reviewed The Walking Dead #152 Apr 27, 2018
8.5

TWD has always had its ups and downs, like every unending series does. I haven't been loving the Whisperers as a villain, since they seem to be more of the same (i.e. another group with bad intentions, like the Governor and the Saviors), but here Kirkman gives us at least two amazing reasons to rejoice: the mystery man behind the radio and Negan's escape. He is easily one of my favorite characters more

The Walking Dead #152

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Mar 2, 2016

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

United in fear.

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DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #797 Apr 18, 2018
8.0

Good start of a (hopefully) memorable story to end Slott's long run. Immonen's art was well done, especially in some of the Spidey panels and Osborn's creepy scenes. Slott manages to make a good bulid-up, even though maybe a tad too explanatory.

Amazing Spider-Man #797

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 7, 2018

GO DOWN SWINGING Part 1
The Green Goblin is back - and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the p...

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DarioV reviewed The Mighty Thor #704 Apr 18, 2018
9.5

A REALLY solid issue. The urgency of Asgardia being destroyed is paralleled with Jane's own inner despair and will to fight in a beautiful way.

The Mighty Thor #704

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Feb 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 5
•  Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body...
•  The Mangog ravages Asgardia!
•  Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end.
•  The Death of the M...

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DarioV reviewed Infinity Countdown #1 Apr 17, 2018
8.0

It was a bit confusing for me since I haven't been following the Guardians series lately, but overall engaging and with a couple of awesome twists.

Infinity Countdown #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Mar 7, 2018

The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins!
As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a...

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bucswin611 reviewed Mister Miracle #7 Mar 14, 2018
10

THIS is how you integrate background lore and a modern narrative. Knowing that Gerads was having a child when this issue was being completed... It seems like it's written for the creative team, and we're just lucky to get to read it. Utterly spectacular in its mundanity.

Mister Miracle #7

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 14, 2018

Mister Miracle and Big Barda are in a panic. The war with Apokolips isn't going well. And it's Barda's turn to have her past come crashing back into her present as the Female Furies appear on the scene with blood on their minds. Continuing the acclaimed miniseries that Entertainment Weekly called "by far the best comic on the stands right now."

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Grifter reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 12, 2018
10

Darkseid doesn’t do.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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kairos07 reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 10, 2018
10

WARNING: SCOTT WILL GET RID OF THE CIGAR BOXES NOW

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

DarioV reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Apr 12, 2018
9.0

Yet another incredible issue. Gerads surpassed himself and the two plot-twists at the end are incredible. It would be great now to get some clearer answers in the "Darkseid is" deal.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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